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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – A person has reportedly been shot at the Oakridge Mall on Monday evening, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Just after 6 p.m., authorities posted to Twitter alerting the community to shelter in place.

Officers were searching the mall and assisting shoppers to safety. Santa Clara County deputies were also on the scene.

Around 7 p.m., authorities reported that “initial updates of a victim in the mall that was shot have not been substantiated.” They posted to Twitter that they are searching for both a suspect and a victim.

By 9:45 p.m, officials said that the scene was cleared, however, officers will remain at the mall gathering evidence for the next few hours.

Mall management will be sending instructions to employees who need to secure their stores.

According to law enforcement, there was no active shooter.

A reunification center was set up at the Home Depot parking lot located in the 900 block of Blossom Hill Road.

Those who were sheltered in place are advised to stay put until officers come to get them.

Authorities say more information will be released on Tuesday morning as the investigation continues.

Check back for updates.